Ruth's Genealogy

“And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.”

The previous post presents a dilemma: How does one handle an adoption when researching one’s ancestry? As I have said previously, my great-grandfather John Thomas Stanley and his brother Henry Thomas Fair were abandoned as small children and found by my great-great grandfather Miles Francis Stanley. Miles and his wife Maryland adopted John and Maryland’s …

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Well, it seems Ancestry.com has finally figured out that it stepped on a few toes (smashed, squished, squushed, mangled!) with its “Internet Biographical Collection”, and on Wednesday removed the database from its site entirely! It’s nice to know that we in the genealogical community have a voice! I realize that today is not Saturday, but …

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This from the 24/7 Family History Circle, Ancestry.com’s official blog: “Ancestry.com just added the Internet Biographical Collection which is a compilation of genealogy information across the web. For the first few days, the information was in the paid section of the site. Based on community response to the addition of the Internet Biographical Collection, Ancestry.com …

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A few of the blogs I read, including The Genealogue and Genea-Musings, today have posted the fact that Ancestry.com is “caching” free genealogy website information and charging its subscribers to access that data! Among those sites that are finding their data in Ancestry’s subscription-only database is USGenNet: Dateline: 26 August 2007 Copycats on the Loose! …

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